Monday, January 28, 2019

Get 'Em While They're Cheap: 1990 Nissan 300ZX

In recent years of the overpriced "stamp collecting" car era, the 300ZX's competitors (Supra, NSX, 993) have gone through their depreciation curves and prices are reaching stupid levels, but for some reason the 300ZX (and Mitsubishi's 3000GT/Dodge Stealth) have been floundering in the back pages of the wanted ads.  Frankly, I think that is a good thing, because it means they'll still get driven and enjoyed, at least until the Magnus Walkers and Adam Carolas of the world decide they are "worthy" and start collecting them too.  In the meantime, find this 1990 Nissan 300ZX offered for $8,500 on Mobile, AL craigslist.  Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:

1990 nissan 300zx 
condition: excellent 
cylinders: 6 cylinders 
drive: rwd 
fuel: gas 
odometer: 123000 
paint color: white 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
For Sale is a Nissan 300zx. This is the Twin Turbo variant of the 1990 model and is in immaculate condition. This is a very Rare color combination only 2652 of this example were build. I've owned this car since August of 2015 and its been garage kept every day since I've had it. 

Since I've own the car I've replaced both rear wheel bearings, the fuel pump and fuel filter, and spark plugs. In order to maintain the engine and suspension running smoothly.

The car is mostly unmolested. the upgrades include the set of black 18" Motegi MR122 wheels, (Stock set of wheels and tires are included). A set of HKS SSQV4 blow off valves for both turbos, with an HKS Type-1 turbo timer. a carbon fiber throttle cable cover, a 7" touchscreen folding bluetooth headunit and a few Nismo parts around the car including the shift knob and oilcap/ radiator cap and floor mats.

The car also comes with a set of brand new drilled and slotted brake rotors with full steel brake lines and pads to go with the car ordered from Z1 Motorsports. As well as a replacement rare red center console and original floor mats pictured above.

Asking $8,500 Obo. Open to all trades.
Cash in hand before any test drives please.

I also have a video of a cold startup and walk around of this car that can be viewed using the link below 

See a better way to drive white on red?


  1. Shhhh! Their near-future collectibility will be our little secret, just between us ... so feel free to take this post down before anyone sees it and snags the 300zx I'm currently seeking!

    1. You hail from Tampa but suspiciously omitted “saxophone” from your list of interests in your profile... Who ARE you, Mr. Sanborn?

      These cars are so under appreciated. I jumped on them whenever one would show up at the club to valet. “Personal cockpit for two” is how I remember the interior and it seemed like my ass was an inch from the ground. A polished black on black TT was a regular at the Theatre in Fort Lauderdale and its driver was...let’s just call her memorable.

    2. He's the "David Sanborn" who is or is not Kraftwerk
      , just google it.

      and THX-1138 *is* the best George Lucas movie.

    3. These have always been among my favorites, but I've only considered looking as everyone I talk to about them says they are difficult to wrench on with a tight engine bay. That makes it much harder to own if I can't wrench on it myself.

  2. I had a '91 model and loved it. Car was bulletproof. I bought it used with 30k on it and sold it four years later with a little over 90k on it. It was very well maintained, but I *drove* it. Had full HKS exhaust, ECU, air box and ran like a champ. It had zero issues... and I mean that literally, *NOTHING* went wrong. Great ride.

  3. Man, look that still stand up in todays world. I had a 2+2 wonderful car but too heavy for the power it had.


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